Visit to the Klavins Piano Manufaktúra in Hungary

In January I was delighted to travel all the way from Cambodia to Hungary to visit mastermind piano builder David Klavins at his extraordinary Workshop in Vác. For the last 2 years David has been building the world's largest upright piano, commissioned by Nils Frahm, and he invited me to record and shoot a music video on this extraordinary machine.

We filmed 3 videos. Here is the first improvisation. Enjoy!

WATERGATE Berlin Impress 3 year Anniversary Party

 

 

I'm delighted to be playing a live piano set at the iconic Watergate Club in Berlin on the 25/10/17 for the Impress 3 year anniversary Party. Impress is a progressive Italian Dj and Art collective that has thrown events all over Europe and I'm beyond excited to be featured as part of their Art meets Live Painting event playing with the talented Guillherme Rodgruigues on improvised cello. We're opening the celebrations before Marco Effe and WEG take to the decks. 

Starts at Midnight. 

PIANO DAY 2017

Thrilled to announce that two of my piano compositions have been selected by Nils Frahm for his official Piano Day Soundcloud Playlist for 2017.

The first one, "Angkor", inspired by my many visits to Siem Reap in Cambodia and the ancient Kingdom that build the most beautiful temples on Earth.

 

 

These tracks were recorded and pre-released especially for Piano Day for this compilation.

Next month I fly to Bangkok to record these tracks along with 7 others for my upcoming Piano Works release at Paul Barton's Feurich sponsored studios. Very excited to work with Paul Barton again. He has garnered over 27 million Youtube views through his exceptional piano performances on his gorgeous Feurich.

 

Here is the Official Piano Day List 2017. Enjoy!

KARMA Songwriting Camp

Last month I was lucky enough to be invited to the Karma Sound Studios official Songwriting Camp in Chris Craker's luxurious beachside studios in Pattaya, Thailand.

This is where I had spent some time recording piano and vocals for my second album "Atlas" a few years earlier so it was lovely to be back in one of my favourite studios.

Thailand + Thai Food + Beach + Intense Writing Sessions + Talented Songwriters= Happiness.

It was a week of intense writing with incredible songwriters and producers from all over the world. I was blown away by the standard and made some lifelong friends while writing an incredibly diverse range of tracks for different label briefs globally.

Great camp. Great times. I recommend it highly if you want to be productive and expand your network.

 

 

Swedish Label 1631 Recordings release

I'm happy to announce that Swedish Neo-Classical Label 1631 Recordings have released my improvisation "Les Jardins de la Carambole" as part of the Piano Cloud Series Volume Two

https://1631recordings.bandcamp.com/album/piano-cloud-series-volume-two

 

1631 Recordings was established in the summer of 2015 by Mattias Nilsson and David Wenngren. Both Mattias and David are well respected names in the world of contemporary classical and experimental music. Mattias started his own label Kning Disk in 2005 and David have been making critically acclaimed music for more than a decade, most notably with his project Library Tapes.

The Series features some incredibly talented artists such as Federico Albanese, Matti Bye and Angus MacRae.

The improvisation was recorded spontaneously during an afternoon recording session at Paul Barton's Feurich endorsed studios in Bangkok, Thailand using the fourth harmonic pedal. 

Hope you enjoy the Series!